Characterizing complementary and alternative medicine practices to identify opportunities for health promotion
Discussion: CAM practices vary across and within disciplines in ways that could significantly impact both public health research and practice. Development of practice-based public health programs must be mindful of the heterogeneity of CAM practices in order to create appropriate interventions and implementation plans.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research
Identify three aspects of CAM practice organization to be considered in public health research and program design. List at least two strategies to address challenges in program/research planning and implementation in the CAM practice context.
Keyword(s): Practice-Based Research, Alternative Medicine/Therapies
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been the principal or co-principal of multiple federally funded grants focusing on community based training for tobacco cessation as well as behavioral and pharmacotherapeutic treatments for tobacco cessation. Scholarly interests include integrative medicine, comparative effectiveness research, and community based public health intervention.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.